High school volleyball roundup

Woodland splits in Bartow volleyball action

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The Woodland High volleyball team cruised to one win, and lost a close three-setter in its other match during a three-way play day at Rockmart Tuesday.

The Lady Wildcats lost the first one to Central, Carroll in a closely contested match. Woodland easily won the first set, 25-16, but then lost the second by a narrow margin, 25-22, and fell in the tiebreaker 15-10 to drop the match.

The second matchup was much easier for Woodland, as the team breezed to a straight-sets win over the hosts by scores of 25-10 and 25-14.

Caroline Gore had seven kills and three digs, while Sydney Molinaro had four digs, two kills, one assist and eight blocks against Central. Macey Vaughn added 10 digs, an ace, six assists and two kills in the match. 

Against Rockmart, Noelle Dickey had three aces, two assists and three kills. Molinaro also contributed two aces, two digs, six kills and a block in the win.

Woodland is now 4-2 on the year and will next meet up with Murray County and Southeast Whitfield in Chatsworth on Thursday.


Lady Tigers drop pair

The Adairsville High volleyball team got off to a strong start Tuesday at home, taking the first set against Murray County by a score of 25-17.

It didn't go as well after that, though, as the Lady Tigers dropped the next two sets (25-22, 15-3), and then lost to Armuchee in straight sets (25-20, 25-20).

Despite the loss and 0-6 record to start the season, head coach Kaylie Vaughn Martin has noticed progress from her team with still more than two weeks before the all-important region play begins.

"I am seeing constant improvement in my girls," the coach said. "We fought hard [Tuesday] night, just couldn't make it last."

Adairsville returns to action at Cartersville Thursday.


Lady Canes fall at River Ridge

The Cartersville High volleyball team continues to struggle with its highly competitive non-region slate of matches.

On Tuesday, Cartersville lost two three-setters in a tri-match with host River Ridge and Cambridge.

The first match saw Cartersville drop the first set to River Ridge, 25-7, win the second set, 25-15, but then lose the third, 15-8.

Against Cambridge, Cartersville once again took the second set, 27-25, but a 25-13 loss in the first set and 15-10 loss in the third handed the Lady Canes the defeat.

According to head coach Dutch Cothran, Nedu Evans had 37 kills in the two matches, while Grace Hunter had 66 assists and Anna Mathis recorded 21 digs.

The Lady Canes, now 2-9 on the year, will play again Thursday at home against Coosa and Adairsville.


Lady Colonels can't keep with Rome, Chattooga

Cass put up a fight in its two matches at Rome Tuesday afternoon, but the team came up short both times in fairly close matches against the hosts and Chattooga.

The Lady Colonels lost to Chattooga in the first match, 25-22 and 25-23, and then lost to Rome 25-16 and 25-20.

Cass, now 1-7 on the year, will look to get back in the win column Thursday at East Paulding.